Authorities have confirmed the death of Brazilian actor Jefferson Machado, whose remains were found buried in a trunk on a property west of Rio de Janeiro on May 24. According to a friend of Machado, he was “brutally murdered by jealous, evil, and without scruples” individuals. Machado’s mother revealed in an interview that her son was deceived by people who claimed they had a project with the local TV Globo network. Those responsible were allegedly after Machado’s money, home, car, and labor lawsuit win. The police are currently working to identify those responsible for the actor’s death.
Mexican actor Octavio Ocaña was fatally shot in the head by police while driving a truck with two companions. According to reports, Ocaña had been asked to stop, but he chose to accelerate and led the police on a chase. Videos taken by witnesses of the accident show Ocaña without a gun, which his father alleges was planted to make it seem like police had reason to shoot him. Ocaña’s fiancé, Nerea Godínez, has spoken out about the incident, calling it a tragedy.
In July 2020, Glee actress Naya Rivera drowned in California’s Lake Piru, while saving her son, who was found alive in a boat. The autopsy reports ruled out harmful substances or injuries as possible causes of death. Rivera’s mother said the police notified her that her grandson was safe but her daughter was missing which was a heartbreaking moment for her. Rivera’s death has sparked rumors of a curse being cased on the Glee show since two other actors also passed away.
Mexican actress Karla Álvarez passed away in 2013 due to respiratory failure, which was later revealed to be related to pneumonia. At first, it was thought that her death resulted from eating disorders. Paco Stanley, another Mexican actor and driver, was murdered in Mexico City in 1999; the investigation into his murder has been controversial, and the circumstances and identity of his killers are not known. Jenni Rivera, a Mexican-American singer, died in a plane crash in December 2012, and the cause of the crash remains in question.
In 2011, Mexican actress Julia Marichal, who was best known for her role in “Marimar,” was reported missing and later found dead. While the reasons for her death remain unclear, it shocked viewers. The entertainment industry has lost many talented actors and actresses, and their families and fans are still mourning their passing.